Kinesis news and updates

22 September '16

Kinesis wins Data Science Start-up of the year!

Kinesis Health Technologies have won the start-up of the year award at the 2016 Data Science Awards! The awards, held at the Aviva stadium celebrate innovation in data science.
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11 September '16

Kinesis profiled in list of top 100 startups!

Kinesis Health Technologies have have been featured in the Sunday Business Post list of top 100 startups
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8 September '16

Kinesis a finalist in the 'Start-Up of the year' category at the National Data Science Awards 2016!

Kinesis Health Technologies have made it to the final round in the 'Start-Up of the year' category in the National Data Science Awards 2016, with the award ceremony to be held in the Aviva stadium on the 22nd of September.

25 August '16

Kinesis Gait assessment product launched!

We are delighted to announce the launch of our new Gait assessment technology, Kinesis Gait™

The product is intended to provide repeatable, objective data on gait and movement for use in clinical gait analysis, rehabilitation and research. it supports multiple gait tasks including 6 minute walk, 30 metre walk and 25 foot walk.

Click here for more information.

02 August '16

Kinesis feature in Building Better Healthcare article on innovative evidence-based technologies

Kinesis QTUG™ is featured in an article on Building Better Healthcare. The article discusses recent briefing notes published by NICE. The Kinesis QTUG™ technology briefing note, entitled 'QTUG for assessing falls risk and frailty', provides independent guidance and advice on the value of QTUG™ in assessing falls risk and frailty.

Click here to read the full story.

26 July '16

NICE issue briefing note on QTUG™!

The National Institute for Health and Care and Excellence (NICE) have issued a briefing note on the Kinesis QTUG™ technology. The briefing note, entitled 'QTUG for assessing falls risk and frailty', provides independent guidance and advice on the value of QTUG™ in assessing falls risk and frailty.

Click here to read the briefing note.

24 May '16

Kinesis seeking researchers for SFI Industry fellowship.

Kinesis Health Technologies are seeking post-doctoral researchers who qualify for the SFI industry fellowship programme. We are seeking researchers to work on inertial sensor based algorithms for assessment of frailty, falls risk and cognitive function. Candidates should have expertise in medical statistics, pattern recognition or digital signal processing.

If you are qualified to apply for this programme and interested in joining Kinesis, please contact info@kinesis.ie.

09 May '16

Kinesis profiled in the Irish Examiner

Kinesis Health Technologies have been profiled in today's Irish Examiner. Read more

20 April '16

Kinesis accepted into Google 'Adopt a Startup' programme

Kinesis Health Technologies have been accepted into Google's prestigious Adopt a Startup programme. Read more

05 April '16

Kinesis and Solutions4Health announce partnership to market QTUG™ in the UK!

Kinesis Health Technologies and Solutions4Health, a UK-based and global provider of preventative health solutions, today announced a partnership to market new falls prevention services and technologies in the UK.

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28 March '16

QTUG™ now available in Australia!

QTUG™ is now available in Australia through our partners Rehacare Pty Ltd. QTUG™ has been registered with the Therapeutic Goods Association (TGA) as a Class I medical device.

22 March '16

Improved falls risk assessment using QTUG™

A new study published in the IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics (J-BHI) has shown that QTUG™ can provide more accurate assessment of fall risk in older adults, by automatically combining clinical questionnaire data with body-worn sensor data.

The study reports data from a population of 748 older adults and includes an independent validation of the accuracy of QTUG™ for fall risk assessment. Click here to read the article.

11 March '16

QTUG™ shortlisted for best new product to support ageing in place!

We are delighted to announce that Kinesis QTUG™ has been shortlisted for 'Best new product to support ageing-in-place' at the 4th Asia Pacific Eldercare Innovation Awards. Click here for more information.

The 4th Asia Pacific Eldercare Innovation Awards is held in conjunction with the annual international 7th Ageing Asia Innovation Forum held in Singapore from 26-27 April. Winners of each category will be announced at the 4th Asia Pacific Eldercare Innovation Awards Ceremony & Dinner on 27 April 2016.

11 March '16

QTUG™ features in CAST Functional Assessment and Activity Monitoring Toolkit

We are delighted that Leading Age CAST has featured QTUG™ in the latest Functional Assessment and Activity Monitoring Toolkit. Click here for more information.

01 March '16

New QTUG™ product website is live!

We are delighted to launch our new QTUG™ product website - www.qtug.org!

23 Feb '16

Kinesis attending EU Falls Festival in Bologna

Kinesis Health Technologies CEO Seamus Small will be attending the EU Falls Festival in Bologna, Italy, 23-24th February 2016. The European Union Falls Festival brings together leading academics, researchers, health care practitioners, clinicians, industry representatives and key stakeholders from across the globe to celebrate best practice research and innovation in the multidisciplinary study and implementation of falls prevention in older people.

Seamus will also be participating in steering group meeting of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP-AHA)

22 Jan '16

Kinesis selected to be part of two NHS test sites in the UK!

Kinesis Health Technologies have announced that they have been selected as an industry partner to participate in two NHS Innovation Test Beds as part of major initiative launched by NHS England. Kinesis will be deploying at scale, its innovative QTUG™ mobility and falls risk assessment technology, in two out of the seven Test Beds sites: Sheffield and North East London. Read More

09 December '15

Kinesis launch QTUG™ version 2.0!

Kinesis Health Technologies are delighted to launch a major new release of QTUG™ , an evidence-based tool for assessment of mobility impairment, frailty and falls risk! QTUG™ can be used to identify people at risk of falling, as well as identification of mobility problems.

24 November '15

Kinesis exhibiting at The OT show, 25-26th November.

Kinesis Health Technologies will be exhibiting QTUG™: an evidence-based tool for assessment of mobility impairment, frailty and falls risk, at the The OT show at the NEC in Birmingham 25 and 26th November.

29 October '15

Kinesis will be exhibiting at the Care & Dementia Show, 3-4 November 2015.

Kinesis Health Technologies will be exhibiting at the Care & Dementia Show and have been awarded a place on the Care & Dementia Show Start-up Academy, as part of the Care & Dementia Show in the NEC Birmingham, 3-4 November 2015.

27 October '15

New study shows QTUG™ is reliable in measurement of gait and mobility over a 5 day period. Click here for more information.

New study on Kinesis QTUG™, authored by Erin Smith of Dundalk Primary Care Service (Co. Louth, Ireland) and University College Dublin, published in Gait & Posture shows that QTUG™ can provide reliable gait and mobility measures over 5 consecutive days. Study can be found here.

16 October '15

Kinesis QTUG™ features in Leading Age Functional Assessment and Activity Monitoring Online Selection Tool.

Kinesis QTUG™ is featured in the online Functional Assessment and Activity Monitoring tool produced by the Leading Age Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST). More information here as well as a detailed functional assessment matrix here.

01 October '15

Kinesis seeking researchers for SFI Industry fellowship.

Kinesis Health Technologies are seeking post-doctoral researchers who qualify for the SFI industry fellowship programme. We are seeking researchers to work on inertial sensor based algorithms for assessment of frailty, falls risk and cognitive function. Candidates should have expertise in medical statistics, pattern recognition or digital signal processing.

If you are qualified to apply for this programme and interested in joining Kinesis, please contact info@kinesis.ie.

28 September '15

Kinesis accepted as part of the Care & Dementia Show Start-up Academy, 3-4 November 2015.

Kinesis Health Technologies have been awarded a place on the Care & Dementia Show Start-up Academy, as part of the Care & Dementia Show in the NEC Birmingham, 3-4 November 2015.

21 August '15

Kinesis will be exhibiting at the NHS Health and Care Innovation Expo event, 2-3 September 2015.

Kinesis Health Technologies will be exhibiting at the NHS Health and Care Innovation Expo 2-3 September 2015 in Manchester Central, as well as the NHS Test Bed programme event in Manchester townhall.

22 July '15

Kinesis will be attending the NHS Test beds event.

Kinesis Health Technologies will be attending the NHS Test Bed 'meet and greet' event at the Oval in London, 29th July 2015.

19 June '15

Kinesis will exhibit at Health Plus Care show.

Kinesis Health Technologies will be exhibiting at the Health Plus Care show in London's eXcel arena, 24-25th June.

19 June '15

New Kinesis study on assessment of multiple sclerosis using QTUG™

A new study on assessment of multiple sclerosis using QTUG™, entitled "Assessment and classification of early stage multiple sclerosis with inertial sensors: comparison against clinical measures of disease state". has just been published by the IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics.

16 June '15

Kinesis QTUG™ profiled in Medical Expo magazine.

Kinesis Health Technologies QTUG™ mobility and falls risk assessment technology features in an article on falls prevention and detection technologies in Medical Expo magazine.

10 May '15

Kinesis featured in Irish Times article on US-Ireland Research Innovation awards 2015.

Kinesis Health Technologies feature in Irish Times article on innovative companies shortlisted for American Chamber of Commerce and Royal Irish Academy US-Ireland Research Innovation awards 2015, in the SME category. Winners to be announced 15th of May.

10 April '15

Kinesis shortlisted for American Chamber of Commerce and Royal Irish Academy US-Ireland Research Innovation awards 2015!

Kinesis Health Technologies shortlisted for American Chamber of Commerce and Royal Irish Academy US-Ireland Research Innovation awards 2015, in the SME category. Winners to be announced 15th of May.

8 April '15

Kinesis shortlisted for Web Summit Go Global programme!

Kinesis Health Technologies shortlisted for the Web Summit Go Global programme.

23 March '15

Kinesis launch QTUG version 1.3!

Kinesis launch QTUG version 1.3. The new version contains substantial upgrades and a number of new features including sensor 'low battery' warning and improved error handling.

19 March '15

Kinesis exhibiting at CareShow, Bournemouth! Read more

Kinesis Health Technologies will be exhibiting at Careshow, Bournemouth, UK, 25-26 March 2015. Drop by to hear about our mobility assessment and falls prevention technology

19 Feb '15

Falls Action open three centres of excellence in Ireland Read more

Falls Action (a partnership between Kinesis Health Technologies and Spectrum Health) have today announced the opening of three new centres of excellence for Falls Prevention in Dublin, Cork and Limerick.

19 Feb '15

Kinesis Health Technologies scientific advisory board. Read more

Kinesis Health Technologies have today announced two appointments to their scientific advisory board: Prof Brian Caulfield, University College Dublin and Dr. Stephen Redmond, University of New South Wales.

21 Jan '15

Kinesis QTUG™ features in leading health tech website MobiHealthNews Read more

A recent MobiHealthNews article profiles QTUG and its use in assessing falls risk in older adults, and disease state in Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

19 Dec '14

Kinesis launch QTUG version 1.2!

Kinesis launch QTUG version 1.2. The new version contains substantial upgrades and a number of new features including a clinical falls questionnaire, improved results display and graphical display of previous results. A 'non-falls risk' mode is also introduced for assessment of other patient populations as well as the ability to turn off timing exceptions.

25 Nov '14

Kinesis and Spectrum Health launch Falls Action!

Kinesis Health Technologies and Spectrum Health partner to launch Falls Action, a falls management service: Read more.

20 Nov '14

Kinesis participating in Big Ideas @ Innovation showcase

Kinesis will be participating in the Big Ideas @ Innovation Showcase 2014, 2nd December: Read more.

06 Nov '14

Kinesis feature in Irish Times article on Shimmer Sensing.

A recent Irish times article profiles Kinesis QTUG™ technology and the recent partnership with Shimmer Sensing. Read more.

04 Nov '14

Kinesis compete in the Alpha startup of the year competition at the Web Summit!

Kinesis Health Technologies competing in the ALPHA startup competiion at the 2014 Web summit. Vote for us by clicking the button below!

03 Nov '14

Kinesis and Shimmer Sensing announce partnership and supply agreement worth €3M!

Kinesis and Shimmer Sensing announce a partnership to supply technology for Kinesis QTUG™ worth €3 million. Read more.

20 Oct '14

Kinesis and Intel-GE Care Innovations partner to distribute QTUG™ in North America

Kinesis and Intel-GE Care Innovations announce a partnership to market and distribute QTUG in the United States and Canada. Read more.

29 Sept '14

Kinesis Health Technologies receives certification from CI Validation Institute

Kinesis Health Technologies received certification from the Intel-GE Care Innovations Validation Institute Read more.

29 Sept '14

Kinesis Health Technologies reaches regional final of investor readiness competition!

Kinesis Health Technologies reaches Dublin regional final of Intertrade Ireland Seedcorn investor readiness competition! Read more.

24 Sept '14

New Kinesis study on assessment of falls and frailty using multiple mobility assessments

New Kinesis study on assessment of falls risk and frailty using combined instrumented assessment of TUG, balance and FTSS tests published in Physiological Measurement Read more.

28 Aug '14

Kinesis Launches QTUG!

Kinesis launches QTUG mobility and falls risk assessment product for international markets! QTUG is a class I medical device and available for sale in Ireland, UK, US and Canada. Read more.

27 Aug '14

IEEE EMBC 2014 conference

Two papers on Kinesis QTUG technology presented at the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference (EMBC) in Chicago. Papers are entitled: "Quantitative assessment of multiple sclerosis using inertial sensors and the TUG test" and "A comparison of cross-sectional and prospective algorithms for falls risk assessment".

25 Jul '14

New Kinesis website

New look Kinesis website launched with interactive support!

7 Jul '14

Kinesis registered as medical device manufacturer

Kinesis Health Technologies now registered with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as well as the Health Products Regulatory Authority (formerly the Irish Medicines Board (IMB)) as a medical device manufacturer.

2 Jun '14

Two papers accepted for EMBC 2014 conference in Chicago

Two papers on Kinesis QTUG technology accepted for presentation at the IEEE EMBC 2014 conference in Chicago, 26th-30th August 2014.

4 Apr '14

Kinesis on RTE's Drivetime radio programme

Kinesis Health Technologies feature on RTE's Drivetime radio programme.

1 Apr '14

Kinesis wins NHC Connected Health Award

Kinesis Health Technologies and Full Health Medical jointly win NHC Connected Health Award at the National Healthcare Conference.

19 Jan '14

QTUG technology can be used to assess decline in balance in older adults

New study shows that Kinesis QTUG technology can use be used to identify balance decline in older adults.

9 Dec '13

Kinesis profiled in the Irish Times

Kinesis profiled in the Irish Times.

25 Nov '13

QTUG technology can be used to assess Frailty in older adults

New study shows that Kinesis QTUG technology can be used for assessment of Frailty in older adults.

20 Nov '13

Kinesis wins Venture Launch accelerator programme!

Kinesis wins major start-up accelerator award worth €25k Kinesis wins major start-up accelerator award worth €25k. Kinesis CEO Seamus Small (photo left) and Kinesis CTO Dr. Barry Greene (photo right) receiving Venture Launch 2013 award.

Nov '13

Venture Launch accelerator

Kinesis completes UCD's Venture Launch start-up accelerator programme.

Oct '13

Quantitative assessment of Multiple Sclerosis

Trial of ine mobility assessment technology commenced in St Vincent’s Hospital, Dublin.

Jul '13

IP license deal

Kinesis secures license to intellectual property created under the TRIL research programme.

Jun '13

Kinesis Health Technologies Ltd

Kinesis Health Technologies incorporated as a limited company in Ireland.

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Kinesis QTUG™ - A proven tool for falls risk assessment

QTUG™ at a glance

Kinesis QTUG is an objective tool for identifying older adults at risk of falling. QTUG™ (Quantitative Timed Up and Go) is based on the Timed Up and Go test and is instrumented with wireless sensors placed on each leg. This technology provides a method for objective assessment of mobility, frailty and falls risk. It provides automatic analysis of patient data against average values for patients' age and gender with colour coding to indicate deviations from normality.

QTUG™ is intended to assist those assessing falls risk, by providing a falls risk score (known as the Falls Risk Estimate (FRE)) and a frailty score (known as the Frailty Estimate) along with fast, accurate and objective data. QTUG™ also incorporates a questionnaire based on the American Geriatric Society (AGS) and British Geriatric Society (BGS) guidelines recording standard falls risk-factors.

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